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Makowsky Family History

Makowsky Name Meaning

Altered form of Polish Makowski and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. This form of the surname is also found in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Makosky, Makovsky, Sadowsky, Janowsky, Makowski, Sadosky, Majesky

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Where is the Makowsky family from?

You can see how Makowsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Makowsky family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Makowsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Makowsky families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Makowsky's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Makowsky families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Makowsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Makowsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Makowsky. 36% of Makowsky men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Makowsky women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Makowsky were New Worker and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Makowsky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makowsky census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Makowsky. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 490 military records available for the last name Makowsky. For the veterans among your Makowsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Makowsky lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Makowsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Makowsky in 1962 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

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